Carbon footprint reducing learning visit to Philips Lumileds |

Carbon footprint reducing learning visit to Philips Lumileds

KDU’s Engineering students made a learning visit to Philips Lumileds
At KDU College Penang, we do not focus only on providing our students with first class education. We also believe in moulding into environmentally responsible professionals upon graduation. On that note, 43 KDU Engineering undergraduates recently took the opportunity for a study visit to Philips Lumileds on 27 April accompanied by Dr Yeap Gik Hong, the Programme Leader of the Engineering Department and Miss Anna Lim Siew Fang, the Placement Executive from the KDU Industry Collaboration Centre (KICC) Department.

During the visit, the Philips Lumileds HR Director, Mr Manivannan Tachina-Moorthi shared with all the participants on its 120 years of innovation in the area of indoor & outdoor lighting, medical, automotive, consumer electronics and human lifestyles before elaborating on the LED lighting solutions is fast becoming the core business of Philips Lumileds as it focuses on improving peoples' lives through environmentally friendly technology while producing uncompromised quality light.

Students were also briefed about its LED technology by the Senior Manager of the Illumination Segment Product Development department, Mr Chan Choon Earn.

Enlightening them on the importance of reducing carbon footprints, students listened attentively as he talked about fundamentals of operating principle of the LED, the fabrication process, the characterization parameters of the LED (Colour Correlation Temperature, Colour Rendering Index and CIE Colour Space Chromaticity Diagram.

After the engaging talk, representative from Philips Lumileds also gave students a plant tour to the production area. It was a first time experience for many as they donned current safe 'jump suits' before entering the premise. Learning the LED manufacturing processes such as die attach, over-mould, electrical and optical test as well as the pick and place (binning) process, it indeed proved a invaluable learning experience for the engineering students as they embark on the development of future R&D projects next time for their final year projects.

These enriching and value-added field visits provide insights into career opportunities to meet the demands of today's job markets as well as introduce undergraduates to the real working world. Our strong engineering industry collaboration and partnership with industry leaders give KDU's engineering students the added advantage when it comes to securing immediate valuable career opportunities upon graduation which puts them ahead of the rest.

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